Sanam Arora

Founder and Chair, National Indian Students and Alumni Union

Sanam Arora, Founder and Chair, National Indian Students and Alumni Union.

Sanam Arora is the founder and chairperson of the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU). She is also the chief architect of the India UK Achievers Honours and a consistent voice championing for international students in the UK. Professionally, she is a senior strategist to the Investment Management industry, providing transformation advice to global asset & wealth management houses. For her work towards the welfare of young Indians abroad and promoting the India-UK educational relationship, Sanam has won numerous awards, including most recently the prestigious PIEoneer award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry and holds the Honorary Studentship of the London School of Economics SU.

Sanam is a regular contributor on education and UK-India relations in the press and has spoken at various prestigious forums including the Indian Government’s flagship Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, British Parliament, Westminster Forum and the University of Oxford.

She tweets at @arora_sanam.

“I’m delighted to have been appointed as a Commissioner and look forward to working with colleagues to develop an international education strategy for the UK that is student-centric, ambitious and world-leading, aligned with the objective of Global Britain becoming the world’s leading knowledge and innovation economy. We have the opportunity to address global challenges through our world-class education system and through the commission’s work I hope we can present a vision that allows us to present the best of the UK to the world and brings the best talent to the UK”